2015 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc

2015 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc

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We love this eerie label art created by local San Francisco illustrator Jeremy Fish whose works intentionally boil down to their most elemental forms: he makes pictures and a lot of them, he makes them for himself, he makes them for the people, and he makes them from the heart.

Sourced solely from the Rutherford sub-appellation on Komes Ranch, from a small block near John Komes’ home, this Cabernet Franc has generous flavors of bright red strawberry preserves, juicy Bing cherries and Satsuma plums. Spicy notes of clove mingle with the vibrant fruit on a rich, well-rounded palate. There are hints of roasted espresso and chocolate from the oak barrel aging, and the wine finishes with round tannins that coat the mouth and leave a lasting impression.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Cabernet Franc
Cases Produced:235
Aging:100% barrel aged – 21% new, 40% 1 year, 27% 2 year, 8% 3 year, 4% 4 year for 22 months
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2025

On the Vine

The 2015 vintage in Napa Valley will be remembered for high quality but low yields. The growing season began with warm temperatures in late winter and early spring resulting in an early bud break. In May, colder temperatures during bloom caused fruit set to be uneven, yielding a much smaller crop compared to earlier vintages. Winemakers and vineyard managers worked closely together as the season progressed to ensure grapes ripened uniformly. The harvest, which was in full swing by mid-August, was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley, and most vintners completed picking by mid-October. Although the continuing drought was a concern around California, Napa Valley received 75% of its annual rainfall average in 2015 making it less worrisome for Napa vintners.

The 2015 All Hallows' Eve Cabernet Franc bottle is finished with a randomly selected black or orange wax-dipped capsule.